KTN's online platform helps you to make the connections you need


The Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) has refreshed its online platform to intelligently connect you to relevant events, funding, thought pieces and specialist staff to help your business innovate and grow.

You can discover content using your area of interest, from Defence Security to transport; from space to health – all major UK economic sectors are covered. Once you have selected your interests, using our intelligent tagging system, we will then display rich and relevant content related to your area, often from surprising sources.

An example might be new satellite technology from the space sector that is applicable in the agri-food sector. KTN-UK.co.uk will help you form these unusual and valuable connections.

All content on the platform has been carefully curated by our team of innovation specialists – not by an automated algorithm – so you can be confident that KTN is connecting you to the most relevant cutting-edge information.


The move also marks a closer alignment with our main funder, Innovate UK , with the website branding making a clear visual link. Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK's innovation network partner, and also works with other funders to provide innovation networking services and fulfil our mission to drive UK growth.

We link new ideas and opportunities with expertise, markets and finance through our network of businesses, universities, funders and investors. From agri-food to autonomous systems and from energy to design, KTN combines expertise in all sectors with the ability to cross boundaries. Connecting with KTN can lead to potential partners, horizon-expanding events and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

Visit our people pages to connect directly with expertise in your sector.

Visit the KTN refreshed online platfom here

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Novasep And CPI Advance Innovation In UK Biopharmaceutical Manufacturing

Novasep, a leading supplier of services and technologies for the life sciences industry, and the Centre for Process Innovation (CPI), a UK-based technology innovation centre, today announce they have equipped the UK National Biologics Manufacturing Centre with BioSC Lab, the latest state-of-the art technology for protein purification. 

According to The Future of High Value Manufacturing in the UK report (published by the Knowledge Transfer Network in 2012; p.19), the global biopharmaceutical industry was worth over £90 billion ($138.7bn), and would grow at 15-18% p.a. At that time, the UK biopharmaceutical sector (principally biologics) consisted of over 250 companies. The report stated that although the UK held over 200 biopharmaceutical products in research and development, manufacturing had been predominantly undertaken overseas. 

CPI’s mandate is to get UK companies up and running in technological areas that offer the largest potential impact on the future of UK and global manufacturing. It provides services to SMEs that decrease time to market for novel products or processes.

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